Search Results: "Stan Kirby"


BOOK REVIEW

CAPTAIN AWESOME AND THE NEW KID by Stan Kirby
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2012

"For seekers of super-silly series sagas. (Fiction. 7-10)"
MI-TEE! It's superhero adventures in sleepy Sunnyview. Read full book review >

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CAPTAIN AWESOME TO THE RESCUE! by Stan Kirby
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2012

"As Captain Awesome would say, this kid is 'MI-TEE!' (Fiction. 5-8)"
The town of Sunnyview got a little bit safer when 8-year-old Eugene McGillicudy moved in. Read full book review >

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STAN GETZ by Donald L. Maggin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1996

"Definitive in its documentation of Getz's career but less successful as an analysis of Getz's art. (25 b&w photos, not seen)"
Maggin (Bankers, Builders, Knaves, and Thieves: The $300 Million Scam at ESM, 1989) essays a definitive biography of the tenor sax great. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STAN MUSIAL by George Vecsey
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 10, 2011

"Rather than a journalist's or a biographer's disinterested analysis, the author offers a fan's notes."
A deeply admiring, fawning biography of the great St. Louis Cardinal. Read full book review >

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FRANK 'N' STAN by M.P. Robertson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"Appealing both to the eye and the heart, and even though children are unlikely to catch the literary references, their parents will chuckle over them. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A heartwarming tale of a boy and his robot. Read full book review >

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STAN AND THE TOILET MONSTER by Steve Shreve
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Tableaux done as large, simple line drawings featuring the annoyed-looking monster and hunched, hapless-looking smaller figures on nearly every page give the tale that fashionable Wimpy Kid look A serviceable placeholder for the Captain's next outing, with all the stinks and goo but not so much of the wit. (Illustrated fiction. 9-11)"
A pet iguana flushed down a toilet, a scientist's unwelcomed potion for giant Brussels sprouts, a sociopathic dog named Mr. Snuggles and a reeking glob of slime that turns out not to be a baseball are but some of the elements in this Captain Underpants-style yuck-o-rama. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 16, 2002

"If you skip the preaching to the choir and the film-school analysis, Louvish's wide-eyed love for his subjects' simple, forthright, and hardworking desire to please will bring down the house. (Filmography and 52 b&w photos)"
A fan's gleeful, if excessive, double-take on the beloved bumblers of silent and talking picture fame, seeing their prodigious pile of slapstick misadventures as high art. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 2, 2004

"A chronicle of people, who, bit by bit, 64 pages for a dime, influenced our culture greatly. Too bad there aren't any illustrations."
Hip-hop author Ro (Have Gun Will Travel, 1998, etc.) considers the frisky comic-books industry in a history of the people of Marvel and DC Comics. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 29, 2016

"Brilliantly comic, pleasingly discursive, admirably dexterous, this narrative poem is a tour de force."
As told in rhyming couplets, when a sneaky dog steals a scrupulous dog's hole, things fall apart, sparking philosophical reflections. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LIBERTY by Kirby Larson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"Practically perfect. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
A white boy's love for a dog crosses social divisions in this World War II story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Alternative comics are shortchanged, European and Japanese comics don't even exist in this Marvel-centric account, but it will probably stand as the definitive history of this particular slice of American popular culture."
Evenhanded and readable biography of comic maestro Lee and, through him, a history of the genre. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THINGS WE KNOW BY HEART by Jessi Kirby
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 21, 2015

"Just the thing for a day or two at the beach. (Romance. 11-16)"
Trent died in a car accident 400 days ago, leaving Quinn, his girlfriend, with crushing, unremitting grief that has derailed her life. Read full book review >